Publisher's Note: For those of you who haven't noticed, socialism is here already and has been the lifeblood of US governance since the middle of the nineteenth century. All of the SJWs, Democratic Socialists and all the other government enthusiasts are late to the party. The only difference between socialism and fascism in practice is the name on the asset seized or controlled. Just because Nabisco and General Electric aren't US Foods and US General Electric doesn't mean they aren't controlled by the government. Fascism uses taxation and regulation to vertically and horizontally control every aspect of a firm's behavior.
If you contest this notion, name one single component in the American provision of goods and services in the above-ground economy that isn't regulated, just one.
For the longest time, certain collectivists in the American intelligentsia figured out that if you give producers an illusion of freedom and keeping their investments, they will produce better and under an open socialist or communist regime, the riches reaped through theft and confiscation by the government is always considerably less.
The universities didn't get the memo though and the K-PhD programming factories started to go off-message and press for more direct forms of theft that are less elegant and in the end, less lucrative than the current fascist framework.